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It’s a Plaid Plaid Plaid Plaid World #FashionFriday

Styling Banana Republic's plaid pipe-edge popover with dark jeans and pink suede pumps for a fun girls' lunch out or casual Friday at the office

Ha. I crack myself up sometimes. One of my husband’s all-time favorite movies is It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World. That should tell you something about his sense of humor. Slapstick humor has never been my cup of tea, but I was able to get through It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World once without falling asleep, so that’s saying something for it. We don’t exactly share the same taste in movies, so we rarely watch them together, although we both appreciate a good documentary, so there’s that.

Styling Banana Republic's plaid pipe-edge popover with dark jeans and pink suede pumps for a fun girls' lunch out or casual Friday at the office

I’m not sure what exactly drew me to this blouse, except that I’m trying to get away from the sweater kick I’ve been on this winter. I don’t typically wear blouses because I hate collars, and button-downs are not a friend to the more well-endowed, but this blouse has neither a collar nor buttons, so I decided to give it a try. I was also drawn to this gorgeous color palette and the flattering v-neckline.

Styling Banana Republic's plaid pipe-edge popover with dark jeans and pink suede pumps for a fun girls' lunch out or casual Friday at the office

Styling Banana Republic's plaid pipe-edge popover with dark jeans and pink suede pumps for a fun girls' lunch out or casual Friday at the office

I didn’t have styling plans for this top when I ordered it, so it hung on my clothing rack for a while. Eventually I decided dark jeans looked best for this time of year. When it gets closer to spring, I might try pairing it with white jeans. I tried it both front-tucked and untucked, and I liked it both ways, but I did the front-tuck for these pictures.

I picked up this blouse on one of Banana Republic’s 40% off sales. Right now they are offering 40% off, but only on orders of $200 or more. Also, I see that it’s selling out. Boo. For size reference, I’m wearing a small.

Styling Banana Republic's plaid pipe-edge popover with dark jeans and pink suede pumps for a fun girls' lunch out or casual Friday at the office

Styling Banana Republic's plaid pipe-edge popover with dark jeans and pink suede pumps for a fun girls' lunch out or casual Friday at the office

Styling Banana Republic's plaid pipe-edge popover with dark jeans and pink suede pumps for a fun girls' lunch out or casual Friday at the office

I was going to wear this outfit with black pumps, but then I spotted these pink pumps in my closet and decided they were the perfect compliment to the blue tones in the top. I’m pretty proud of myself. I rarely venture out into mixing colors like this. I typically only wear my pink suede shoes with neutrals. I also have these shoes as flats in the same color, and I can see myself wearing this outfit with them as well for a more casual look.

Styling Banana Republic's plaid pipe-edge popover with dark jeans and pink suede pumps for a fun girls' lunch out or casual Friday at the office

These pumps are very comfortable; I highly recommend them. I’m wearing the pink garnet, and they are currently on sale at Amazon.com. They also come in a really pretty hot pink and a lighter sugar pink as well.

Styling Banana Republic's plaid pipe-edge popover with dark jeans and pink suede pumps for a fun girls' lunch out or casual Friday at the office

Styling Banana Republic's plaid pipe-edge popover with dark jeans and pink suede pumps for a fun girls' lunch out or casual Friday at the office

You may recognize this studded crossbody bag from my last Trunk. I didn’t keep it, but it was sitting next to this blouse on the floor of my room, and I noticed how perfectly it complimented this outfit. I couldn’t resist using it for this photo shoot before sending it back. If you’re looking for an on-trend summer bag that is a great size for everyday use, this bag is absolutely gorgeous.

Styling Banana Republic's plaid pipe-edge popover with dark jeans and pink suede pumps for a fun girls' lunch out or casual Friday at the office

I kept my jewelry simple. I layered two delicate necklaces to fill in the v-neck, and I added small triple hoop earrings. I wore silver to coordinate with the silver studded handbag.

I really like this outfit for something a little different than my usual sweater and jeans combo. For a work wear look, you could totally pair this blouse with black dress pants or dark wash bootcut jeans for casual Fridays.

Styling Banana Republic's plaid pipe-edge popover with dark jeans and pink suede pumps for a fun girls' lunch out or casual Friday at the office

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plaid popover // dark wash skinnies (on sale at Zappo’s) // pink garnet suede pumps (ON SALE!) // studded crossbody // triad hoops // wishing necklace // celestial choker

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35 thoughts on “It’s a Plaid Plaid Plaid Plaid World #FashionFriday

  1. I think it’s the colors, Jo-Lynne. The colors in this blouse seem really vibrant and stand out so much!!
    Both my husband & I love Banana Republic—when we go in to the store, it seems like there is always a sale going on, and then with my rewards on top of it, we always get such a good deal!!
    And I absolutely love that you went with the pink shoes—it’s such a gorgeous combination!!
    jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

  2. Hi! Love this outfit on you! Love the shoes and bag and how the shirt brings them together. Did you end up ordering anything from the Kate Spade sale?

    1. Hey Maggie. I did not. I am actually doing a partnership with Kate Spade this month, and as a part of that collaboration, they sent me an adorable pink satchel. I can’t wait to share it! So I decided to forego the sale this time. It was tough to resist, though. 😉

  3. Love everything about this outfit on you!! Think I’m going to have to get that purse!! I like the lighter color for spring without being a pastel. and I really like the shape.

  4. You look greatI Love the pumps! As a frame of reference, how tall are you? Have you recently lost weight?
    Sorry for personal questions…

  5. Great outfit, does the fabric give so your comfortable when sitting , I hate feeling claustrophobic in non stretch tops. LOVE those shoes! You look TINY!

  6. I don’t usually like plaid shirts but I love this one. I think it’s because it looks more feminine than the norm. You’re rocking the color today!

  7. See, I never knew it was even a movie! I only know of it as a song…and my first time even hearing the song was way back in “American Idol” when Adam Lambert performed it as a contestant.

    Love that you chose a pop of color in the shoes to pick up on the pinks in the blouse. Nice style choice.

  8. I have this very same bag, but in black. It took the place of a Marc Jacobs bag I carried for years. It’s current, a little bit hip, a little bit punk/tough. Perfect for me!

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